#Psychology

When The World Ends This Is Probably What You'll Be Doing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who lived through the millennium and survived the Y2K bug (the original anti-climax), you might feel like you already know what you’d do ...

The Dark Side Of A Life Of Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

With this unconventional career comes a life of clichés. I've 'found' myself... several times in fact. I've learned to appreciate those 'little things', and a few big ones too. I've had more life changing experiences in the past two years than the previous 29 put together.

Teaching Toddlers Manners

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

Good manners are simply a way of making the people around you feel noticed and at ease. Good manners aren’t about the correct way to eat peas, howev...

The Psychology Of Sentimental Items And How To Let Go Of Them

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

One of the biggest barriers many people experience when transitioning into a minimalist lifestyle is letting go of sentimental items. We all have the...

Hacking; The Threat That Isn't Going Away

Thomas Fischer | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Fischer

We'll be OK, right? Wrong. Like it or not, the threat is all around us. And growing. It's no longer the isolated, odd geek in his bedroom who lives on a diet of pizza and computer code. Today, it's about power and money with both things driving an explosion in the number of active hackers.

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Claiming Holocaust Was An 'Inside Job' Found At Sussex Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anti-Semitic graffiti claiming the Holocaust was an “inside job” was discovered at the University of Sussex shortly after it hosted Israel Aparthe...

Dad Shares Harrowing Photos Of Daughter's Dying Moments In Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A father has shared heartbreaking images of his teenage daughter just moments before her life support system was switched off in a bid to end online b...

Violent Video Games 'Don't Have A Long-Term Impact On Aggression'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech

The debate about whether violent video games make people aggressive has raged since the dawn of gaming itself. But with first-person shooters becoming...

24 Stone Woman Loses Half Her Weight After Spine Became 'Too Weak To Support Body

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman lost 165lbs (11.7 stone) naturally after obesity nearly broke her back. Lisa Monachos, 31,weighed 340lbs (24.2 stone) and hit 59% body fat aft...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

How Instagram Could Help People Fight Depression

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

We often hear about how social media is linked to loneliness. Only this week, American psychologists warned that many sites designed to bring people t...

The BBC Reported 100 Sexual Images Of Children To Facebook, It Removed Just 18

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook has come under severe criticism after it “failed” to remove sexual pictures of underage children, and then promptly reported the journali...

11 Things You Only Get Asked As The Parent Of An Only Child

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

It is a truth universally accepted in the parenting world, that unless you have 2.4 children or more running around your house, people will always be ...

Social Media May Be Making You Feel More Lonely

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend o...

Even Scientists Are Baffled By How Little Sleep Elephants Get

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you thought you could get by on minimal shut-eye, take stock of elephants’ incredible sleep patterns. In zoos, the giant creatures sleep for four...

Is Your Dog Your Alter-Ego?

Caroline Bourne | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

When my dog sidles up to another dog and sniffs its rear end I have to admit I'm kind of jealous. Not that I want to sniff dogs' bottoms but because of the ease of that social interaction. I wonder if dogs get other things right that we humans get wrong. Are dogs the alter egos of their human owners?

Young People So Scared Of Mental Health Stigma, They Won't Ask For Help

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are so afraid of the stigma attached to mental health issues, many would rather live with the problem than reach out for help, a new stud...

This Is the Number One Way To Spot A Liar, According To A Former Special Agent

Quora | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

The #1 nonverbal signal to look for is a change from baseline. This is actually the way a polygraph works. People being interviewed are hooked up to quite a few probes that are designed to detect a number of physical changes...

Why The Smartest People Are More Likely To Be Unhappy

Quora | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Happiness is often not directly correlated with outward measures of success. It's too easy to find examples of brilliant and talented people who reached the apex of success, yet still struggled with depression, and ultimately went so far as to end their lives.

'Harassment And Victimisation' Of Jewish Students Must End, MP Demands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The government has demanded universities take a “zero-tolerance” policy to anti-Semitism on campus ahead of Israel Apartheid Week. In his annual ...

The Rise Of Imperfect Motherhood

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

To me (in the words of Winnicot) it's about being a 'good enough' parent and recognising that it's ok not to get it right all of the time. In fact, not only is it ok not to be perfect, it will actually give your child benefits in their journey through life.

Look At The World Differently: Think Psychodynamically

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Dr Aaron Balick

Today no one can dispute that the world seems to have gone haywire. If we weren't already in a state of frenetic group hysteria over the rapid growth ...

It's Time To Stop Naming the Narcissist

Seb Reilly | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

Narcissism is becoming more well-known on a daily basis and its symptoms, or behaviours, are now widely recognised. Perhaps, more than others, there i...

Ricki Lake Pays Tribute To ‘Soulmate’ Ex-Husband Following His Death, Aged 45

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ricki Lake has announced that her ex-husband Christian Evans has died, aged 45. The US star, who was a guest judge on last weekend’s ‘Let It Shine...